Judson University was listed #80 overall in the Best Regional Universities Midwest and #69 in “Top Performers on Social Mobility” in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges 2021” rankings published today. U.S. News also noted that Judson demonstrates a strong commitment to access for all based on the number of Pell grants awarded to low income families.
Social Mobility Judson ranked #69 in the “Top Performers on Social Mobility.” The U.S. News and World Report writes that, “some colleges are more successful than other others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants.” Most of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.
Judson was ranked No. 80 of the 118 that were ranked in the Midwest. This ranking joins the more than 1,452 colleges and universities listed among the guidebook’s Best Regional Universities and Colleges for 2021 in the North, South, Midwest, and West.
Like other nationally ranked universities, Judson was recognized for offering a broad range of undergraduate and master’s programs, but fewer Ph.D. programs than more highly ranked universities on a national scale.
Judson has had a presence in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guidebook since 2005 and was listed among the “Best Midwest Regional Colleges” through 2015. In 2017, Judson moved from the regional college list to the regional university list. The change reflected the addition of the university’s Doctor of Education in Literacy (DLIT) program, which was launched in 2013 and graduated its first cohort in May 2017.